Happy Winter Solstice.
This year we participated in the luminary walk that our little town sponsors. People walk the candle-lit path and reflect on their year and gaze at the festivities, the river, and listen to a band play Christmas carols.
It was peaceful and serene.
Wishing you peace and happiness today and always.
Photos by Miles McKee.
Yesterday I was basking in the sun next to my cat Keke, enjoying a cup of tea, and happened to look down and notice that the tea leaves had stained a heart on the bottom of my cup. The raspberry chamomile surprise made me smile, and was a beautiful reminder of the love that surrounds me. I felt grateful for my family, friends, and my life in general.
Cheesy sentiment? Maybe. I’m trying every day to be positive and live in the moment. I have a tendency to dwell in the past and worry about the future. It’s shocking how hard it is to remain in the present and notice the blessings that surround me. Gratitude is a beautiful state that’s rarely visited.
So on that note, I raise my mug of re-filled tea to life, love, happiness, and to you — my readers.